Chris Heinhold is a PhD research student working within the Chester Centre for Islamic Studies at the University of Chester. Chris completed his undergraduate degree in History and Religious Studies, along with his Masters in Politics, at University College Cork, in Ireland. His current research examines the generational dynamics within transnational Shia networks between Britain and the Middle East. His other research interests include Religious Studies, Diaspora Studies, Political Science, Anthropology and related fields. He is eager to maintain an inter-disciplinary approach to any research which he undertakes.